Alternative Inmate Sentencing Methods

LINCOLN -- Eventually most people in prison will be released. Most will get out after completing a probationary program. It costs about $6 a day to pay for that person compared to $35,000 a year to keep that inmate behind bars. Omaha Senator, Brad Ashford, is evaluating alternative sentencing methods to put non-violent offenders in programs which help them, rather than sending them to jail. It's one of his priorities during the upcoming Legislative session.

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